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What is the Chartered  Financial Analyst progra
The Chartered FinancialAnalyst (CFA®) qualification isthe benchmark of professional excellence in theinvestment industry worldwide.It assesses candidates on a widerange of subjects including:
Investment Analysis andAdvice
Financial StatementAnalysis
Corporate Finance
Asset Valuation
Fund Management
Portfolio ManagementThe knowledge candidates gainwhile studying will be invaluableto their futurecareer. The CFA charter hasbecome universally recognizedby employers and investors as amark of excellence and integritywithin their profession.There are three examinationlevels, which must be passedsequentially.
Developers for Training & Consultancy-DTC inCollaboration with The Institute for FinancialAnalysts- IFA are organizing a CFA
CharteredFinancial Analyst Schweser preparatoryCourses, for the first time, in Egypt.
Candidates joining our CFA preparatory courseswill be offered a complete package of studysessions modular exams and mock exams thatwill help them in ensuring a successfulcompletion of the CFA three levels, provided asufficient level of study and preparation efforton the personal front.
CFA curriculum and examinations
The syllabus for each of the three levels is based on the same list of topics, contained in the
“Candidate Body of Knowledge”, produced by
the CFA Institute, and is specified by way of a list of 
“learning outcome statements”.
The learning outcome statements relate to chapters orexcerpts from a series of recommended textbooks, professional journal articles and otherreadings that are set as reading assignments and these reading assignments effectivelyconstitute the study material.
CFA Level I 
emphasizes tools and inputs and includes an introduction to asset valuation andportfolio management techniques.
CFA Level II 
emphasizes asset valuation and includes applications of the tools and inputs(including economics, financial statement analysis, and quantitative methods) in assetvaluation.
CFA Level III 
emphasizes portfolio management and includes strategies for applying thetools, inputs, and asset valuation models in managing equity, fixed income, and derivativeinvestments for individuals and institutions.
CFA Exam Topic Area Weights
Topic Area Level I Level II Level I
Ethical and Professional Standards (total) 15 10 10Corporate Finance 8 5-15 0Economics 10 5-10 0Financial Reporting and Analysis 20 15-25 0Quantitative Methods 12 5-10 0Alternative Investments 3 5-15 5-15Derivatives 5 5-15 5-15Equity Investments 10 20-30 5-15Fixed Income 12 5-15 10-20Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning 5 5-15 45-55
Total 100 100 100

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